7 days in Bogota & Cartagena Itinerary

7 days in Bogota & Cartagena Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bogota
— 3 nights
2
Cartagena
— 3 nights

3
nights
Bogota

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Go for a jaunt from Bogota to Zipaquira to see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, stroll around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar, and browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Santafe.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Bogota road trip tool.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Bogota is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Jose to Bogota, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose in May, expect Bogota to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

3
nights
Cartagena

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, take some stellar pictures from Cerro de la Popa, and race across the water with Boats4U.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cartagena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in May, things will get much warmer in Cartagena: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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